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“Great excursion!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
585 Waitomo Caves Road | P.O. Box 13, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7 878 6219
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Owner description: The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand’s first and world renowned Black Water adventure operator. With over 22 years experience we invite you to become part of our legend. Experience this mysterious, magical underground world of ancient caves, rivers and waterfalls, rock formations and breathtaking glowworms.To book, ring 0800 228 464
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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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“Great excursion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

I went on the basic 2-3 hour tubing trip with this company and it was awesome! They fitted you with everything to stay warm in the freezing cold cave water and then took you on a super fun trip in the caves. We got to float down the river with no lights and the glow worms were just spectacular!

Visited May 2013
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Challenge yourself on The Odyssey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

One of the best activities in NZ and definitely recommended for people that want that extra thrill! Heading down into the caves you feel as if your about to embark on an exploration mission and I loved the fact that you were in charge of your own safety lines as it tested the nerves that little bit more. I don't think the photos show the internal terror I was feeling whilst climbing high above the cave floor but they definitely show us having an EPIC time.

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“One of the most Amazing things you'll do in NZ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Seriously. Everybody has to try Black Water Rafting at least once! There's a rafting trip for everyone, and the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. provides everything you need, save your swimming suit. It is easy and fun, and there are very few other places in the world where you can "raft" an underground river AND see glow worms in all their glory, and very little else compares to the feeling that you get in the pitch black darkness lit only by the glowing on the cave ceiling. And if you go on the right trip, you can even combine abseiling, ziplines (flying fox), cliff jumping, caving, water rafting, and waterfall climbing all into the same adventure!

Visited February 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“active experience with a little thrill, and glowworms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The best active guided tourist caving in Waitomo with a variety of thrills. Learn abseiling, fox-zip line, jump in the black water, climb through holes, silently admire the glowworms and clime out of the abyss again. Actually only a short underground roundtrip with many different elements.
I would suggest that people can bring their own 16 GB flash-pin to download the pictures and thus lowerig the high additional cost of the photo's.

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Go for the tubing, not just the glow worms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

If all you want to do is see the glow worms, there are plenty of other places to find glow worms. All around New Zealand you can find them for free. But we chose the Black Labyrinth Tour for the novelty of tubing inside of a cave. We did learn a few interesting facts about the glow worms, though. It was fun jumping off two small waterfalls. The most relaxing part was being in a big chain of tubes and being pulled through the cave while looking up at the roof full of glow worms that looked like the night sky. The water was really cold and the wet suit equipment need to be repaired/replaced. But it was fun to paddle the tube through the cave. The tour was a bit crowded as well, if you can go at a time with a smaller group that would be preferable.

Visited March 2013
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